Swedish moslems threaten boycot
After the paper of the Swedish immigration-sceptical party The Sweden Democrats decided to hold a competition for its readers over who could draw the best carricatures of Mohammed, the Swedish moslems have begun threatening to make the moslem countries boycot Sweden, too:
Mahmoud Aldebe, spokesman for Swedens moslem society, reacts harshly: - To portray our prophet is to offend our religion. I think freedom of speech is important, but that doesnt mean you can infringe other peoples freedom of religion, says Mahmoud Aldebe.
He has tried to have the Chancellor of Justice stop the publication (of the carricatures - Henrik)
If the Sweden-Democrats go through with publishing the carricatures, Aldebe says he will turn to the government.
If they cant protect us, we will seek the support of moslem countries and organisations. It will probably turn into a boycott like the one against Denmark.
Abd al Haqq Kielan, spokesman for the Swedish Islamic Society, doesnt threaten a boycott, but he looks with great seriousness on the publication of the carricatures of Mohammed.
In the Ku Klux Klan-like atmosphere that reigns in Denmark, it reminds of the propaganda in Nazi Germany. You cant act like this if you want to have good relations.
The good Mr Haqq Kielan is missing three key points:
1) KKK-like actions like the execution of those that "taint" the honor of their group seems to be done by moslems, not Danes.
2) The destruction of entire villages of non-believers (Taybeh in Palestine in September 2005, Sangla Hills in Pakistan in November 2005) is likewise somesthing moslems (and nazis), not Danes do.
3) While moslems (Arafats uncle, for example) supported and enabled Hitler and the Holocaust during WWII, the Danes saved their Jews. Indeed, not much seems to have changed: Hitler just got elected to the Palestinian parliament a week ago.